Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 27-31, 2012

peter and the wolf old salem carolina chamber symphony players

Top Kids' Pick:
Peter & The Wolf

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • 11AM & 1PM
  • James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center
  • 900 Old Salem Rd
  • Tickets: $5 
  • www.carolinachambersymphony.org
Enjoy this musical fairy tale with the whole family. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players woodwind quintet and percussion perform Sergei Prokofiev's classic, Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator, Lesley Hunt.

 

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Chad’s Carolina Corn

Chads Carolina Corn

Chad’s Carolina Corn is a locally owned and operated gourmet popcorn company. His popcorn is of such good taste and quality, that owner, Chad Huskey, is not afraid to put his name or his face on it. A popcorn addict himself, Chad began making batches of his popular popcorn by hand. Quickly the demand grew …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 6-9, 2012

 

nutcracker ballet uncsa

Top Theatre Pick:
UNCSA's The Nutcracker

  • Saturday, December 8, 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Sunday, December 9, 2PM
  • UNCSA's Stevens Center
  • 405 W. Fourth St 
  • www.uncsa.edu

This enchanting classic ballet, The Nutcracker is a proud tradition of the UNCSA, and a Winston-Salem holiday tradition for many. The fantastic talent of the dancers, wearing exquisite costumes, set to live orchestra music is simply magical.  

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 29-December 2, 2012

Old Salem Candle Tea Moravian

Top Holiday Pick:
Candle Tea At Old Salem

Now in its 83rd year, the Candle Tea at Old Salem is a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition. Guides in period costume provide a tour of the Single Brothers House, where guests get to experience the traditional Moravian music, scenes and beeswax candle-making demonstration, as well as taste Moravian sugar cake and coffee. Proceeds benefit several charitable organizations.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for Thanksgiving Weekend November 21-25, 2012

 

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Top Outdoor Pick:
Tanglewood Festival Of Lights

  • Now through the New Year
  • 6-11PM
  • Tanglewood Park
  • 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC
  • Admission: Weekends $15/vehicle; Weekdays $10/vehicle (cash only)
  • www.TanglewoodPark.org

Ride in the comfort of your own vehicle, or join a hay ride or carriage ride to view over a million lights in shapes and scenes of the season. Visit the holiday village and craft store and see Santa!

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 15-18, 2012

 

Piedmont Craftsmen art fair

Top Art Pick:
Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair

  • Saturday, November 17th, 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, November 18th, Noon-5PM
  • Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: Adults $7; students/seniors $6; Weekend Pass $11, kids 12 & under FREE
  • www.piedmontcraftsmen.org
Part of the Six Days in November arts festival, nearly 100 quality craftsmen working in clay, fibers, glass, leather, photography, printmaking, mixed media and wood come together at the Benton Convention Center to sell their one-of-a-kind creations and some will be demonstrating their techniques.

 

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Wildfire on Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain Fire

Approximately 800 acres of Pilot Mountain State Park have been burned so far in what was originally a controlled, or “prescribed” burn that began Thursday morning. The prescribed burn was intended to burn only 180 acres. Embers from the fire “jumped the line” and quickly grew out of control. First photo taken Saturday, November 10, …

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Twin City Stage Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

For a fun evening with the family, go see Twin City Stage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. This community theatre production of the Broadway legend, set in the rural village of Anatevka in 1905 Tsarist Russia, tells the tale of Tevye as he tries to teach his daughters the importance of tradition in a …

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